G.K. Update 26 May 2016 (English)
By: D.K. Choudhary
KIRAN BEDI APPOINTED AS NEW LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF PUDUCHERRY
i. BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was appointed as Lt Governor of Puducherry.
ii. The post in the Union territory had been lying vacant from last two years.
iii. Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island Lt Gen Ajay Singh had been given additional charge of Puducherry.
RATAN P WATAL APPOINTED AS PRINCIPAL ADVISER FOR SOCIAL SECTOR IN NITI AAYOG
i. Former Finance Secretary Ratan P Watal was appointed as Principal Adviser in NITI Aayog for 3-years.
ii. Earkier he was the Union Finance Secretary.
CHINA WON UBER CUP BADMINTON TOURNAMENT FOR 14TH TIME
i. Chinese women badminton team has won the Uber Cup title.
ii.China defeated South Korea by 3-1 in final at beijing.
iii. India won the bronze medal in the Uber Cup tournament.
DENMARK WINS FIRST THOMAS CUP BADMINTON TOURNAMENT
i. Denmark has won the 2016 Thomas Cup badminton tournament.
ii. Denmark defeated Indonesians by 3-2 in the final at China.
iii. Ashwin placed 2nd in ICC Test bowlers ranking
PANKAJ ADVANI CREATES HISTORY BY WINNING ASIAN 6-RED SNOOKER TITLE
i. India’s Pankaj Advani has created history in Abu Dhabi by clinching the Asian 6-Red Snooker title.
ii. He has won the IBSF World 6 Red Championship last year also.
iii. He became the first player to hold both the world and continental championships in 6 Red snooker at the same time.
SARBANANDA SONOWAL SWORN-IN AS ASSAM CHIEF MINISTER
i. Senior BJP leader Sarbanand Sonowal was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Assam.
ii. Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya administered his oath of office and secrecy at Khanapara in Guwahati.
iii. Sonowal became Assam’s second tribal chief minister after Jogen Hazarika in the 1970s.